And the only thing cold is beer and over heard conversations are frequently about the weather back home.
Puerto Morelos is as low key as any beach town in Mexico can be, considering it is peak tourist season. It is between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, and has retained it’s old fishing village ambiance. There are big resorts dotted along the coast on either side, but in the town there are no buildings over three storeys allowed. There are countless little independent and interesting places to eat, without one ‘Senior Frog’!
There are two parts to the town, the fishing boat/tourist beach part where we are, and the ‘colonial’ 2 km up on the highway where most of locals live. We took a taxi to the highway today (30 pesos, about CA$2 or €1.30) to buy our bus tickets to our next destination. There are ADO buses that run hourly, or more, up and down the major highway from Cancun to the Belize border. There is also a ‘supermercado’ which we had to check out. Viveka enjoys exploring foreign grocery stores as much as I do!
So yes, Viveka arrived safely from Sweden, though a day late. New Year’s Eve was fun, though the one year I could have stayed up late because the time change was in my favour was offset by Viveka feeling it was 4 am…
We have had some threatening skies, but ‘rain’ here has been about 15 drops.
Ceviche and beer at the Pelicano bar
Interesting shades of blue from street side cafe lights
Amazing sunrises from our apartment on the beach
Our great two bedroom apartment. We are in the bottom unit, with a one bedroom above us, then the owners. On the right there are two studio units.
Viveka knitting away, with her eyes closed!
Two of three lucky cats adopted by the owners. Despite instructions to keep them out of the apartment, little Tika would stealthy sneak in to sleep on the chair.
Church on the square and weekly market
Working on the beach
Viveka surprised me this morning with candles, flowers, wine, chocolate, a sample of my new poncho she is knitting for me, along with a Swedish birthday song! It was lovely! Another surprise was seeing her up before me, as she is not a morning person!
Tonight we have reservations at the ‘fancy’ restaurant in town to celebrate my birthday.
Tomorrow we are off on the bus to Chetumal for a night, then catching a water taxi to Ambergris Caye in Belize. Lots of adventures to come!